Glenrothes 1980

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
56.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 nov 2007 1:33 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 749.00

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Whisky reviews for Glenrothes 1980

5 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.19 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Photo Moderator

    One of the heaviest single malts I tasted so far. Really fantastic!

    With water it is easier enjoyable as the aromas come out more.
    • Nose
      Old oak wood, leather, raisins, touches of cooked oranges, very intensive
    • Taste
      Sweet heavy sherry, super creamy balsamico sauce, leathery, raisins, dried fruits, plums, dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long and still with a subtle sweetness, just little bitterness from the heavy oak

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  3. Gusto scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Yes, wonderful, full, really full. At the beginning, a little sulfur in the scent, let it breathe. Also in the aroma, at the beginning a little too much sulfur, let it breathe. The sulfur evaporates. Then: No restraint in the aroma, the dram gives it everything.

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Leather chocolate coffee orange, very sherried and packing a lot of punch, delicious

  5. ZwiJo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
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  7. boborban scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes whisky info Odor: very pleasant smell, dried fruits, butter biscuits Taste: Sherry, raisins, chocolate oranges and very creamy Conclusion: top class ********* (9.7 out of 10)

  8. boborban scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Whiskyfun by Serge

    Glenrothes 1980/2004 (56.3%, OB, cask #17563, 558 bottles) Colour: amber. Nose: this one starts on pure coffee and bitter chocolate, very dry and pleasantly so. It seems that this was a superb sherry cask! Goes on with walnuts, toasted bread, orange cake, fruitcake, raisins, then Spanish ham (patanegra), old rancio, balsamico, rose water, gewurztraminer, bitter oranges... What an areopagus! Extremely classy, top-notch sherry cask. With water: my, it got even nicer! Beefier, more organic... Chinese prune sauce, horse sweat, high-end sherry vinegar, best Havana cigars (unlit)... This is stunning nose.


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